Last name origin & meaning:
German, Spanish (Sebastián), and southern French
(Sébastian): from the personal name Sebastian, Latin
Sebastianus. This was originally an ethnic name meaning ‘man
from Sebastia’, a city in Pontus named from Greek
sebastos ‘revered’ (the Greek equivalent of Augustus).
This surname is also sometimes born by Jews, presumably as an adoption
of the German surname.
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